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Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8."

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For A Fast Track To Blossom, Just Send Some Seeds To Space

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

After spending eight months on a Japanese space expedition, a cherry pit that's now four years old has mysteriously blossomed six years before it was due.

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Letters: Musical Repetition And Keeping 'The' Away From Ukraine

Friday, April 11, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about repetition in music and what to call Ukraine.

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On The Road Back To Boston, Two Runners Tell Their Stories

Friday, April 11, 2014

For the last 10 weeks, NPR has followed eight runners in their preparations for the Boston Marathon. Two members of the group, which is dubbed the NPR 8, offer snippets from their audio diaries.

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Three Little Letters That, When Strung Together, Insult A Nation

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A geopolitical language lesson: It's correct to say Ukraine โ€” not the Ukraine. Those three letters make a big difference, and we explain why.

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Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College

Monday, April 07, 2014

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about the demands made on students and student-athletes in college.

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RIP ET: The Legend Of The Long-Buried Video Game

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The video game ET is considered one of the worst games ever created. It's so bad that many of the unsold originals are rumored to be wasting away in a New Mexico landfill. Now, filmmakers are on a quest to recover those copies โ€” despite resistance from an environmental agency.

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Letters: Clarifications And Kids' Risk-Taking

Friday, March 21, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the Mexican War of Independence and responses to the claim that American parents are too overprotective.

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With 10 Songs Of Silence, Band Puts Free Tour On Spotify's Tab

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The band Vulfpeck has a new album called Sleepify. The 10-song set is absolutely silent. The Michigan-based funk group is using Spotify's royalty-payment system to fund its upcoming tour.

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Letters: Jim DeMint And Kenny G

Friday, March 07, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about Tea Party conservative Jim DeMint and a sneaky commentary on Kenny G.

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Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his position on Ukraine. In a news conference, Putin denied that Russian troops are in Crimea but reserved the right to use force in Ukraine.

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Fake Chef, Real Recipes โ€” And The Food's Disgusting

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Nick Preuher is no chef; he only plays one on TV. More accurately, he has pretended to be one, appearing on various local morning television shows as a prank.

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Letters: Genetic Experiments And Hopes For Saving Voices

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about genetic experiments and the tenuous hopes for voice-banking.

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Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men

Thursday, February 27, 2014

President Obama is launching a new initiative aimed at helping young black and Hispanic men. He'll sign an executive order that sets up a task force to help keep them in school and out of prisons.

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New IRS Rules Would Lessen Influence Of Social Welfare Groups

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Obama administration is pushing new regulations that will make it harder for so-called "social welfare" tax-exempt groups to influence elections.

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Devastation, Looting In The Philippines After Deadly Typhoon

Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Philippines, thousands are feared dead after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck last week. The destruction from the typhoon, one of the most forceful to make landfall, is enormous.

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White House Releases Long-Awaited Rules On Mental Health

Friday, November 08, 2013

The rules require most health insurance plans to provide the same coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment as they do for other types of ailments. Coverage also has expanded under the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone benefits.

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Twitter Ups Share Price Ahead Of IPO

Monday, November 04, 2013

Twitter is expected to begin selling shares to the public on Thursday. The company raised its price range to $23 to $25 per share Monday amid strong interest in the IPO. In just a few years, Twitter has influenced politics, language and the media, but it has yet to turn a profit. The company's executives believe that will change as it grabs a significant share of mobile advertising revenue.

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Global Internet Infrastructure Makes It Hard To Reel In Spying

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The NSA has apparently figured out a secret way to tap into the links between Internet users and Google and Yahoo data centers overseas. The companies say they didn't give the NSA permission, and they are angry. Because the data centers are located outside the United States, the NSA may not be bound by the same laws that govern domestic surveillance. The case shows how difficult it is for policymakers and legislators to oversee NSA surveillance activities.

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Judge Halts Parts Of NYPD Stop And Frisk Policy

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A federal appeals court has put on hold a judge's ruling curtailing some aspects of the New York City police department's "stop and frisk" policy. The court also ruled that Judge Shira Scheindlin should be removed from the case because she "ran afoul" of the judicial code of conduct.

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